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New airport for Ethiopia

Ethiopian Airlines will start work on a new $5 billion airport later this year its chief executive officer was quoted as saying, as the...

Gun control law passed in Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s parliament passed legislation aimed at curbing gun ownership after a surge in regional ethnic violence blamed on the proliferation of small arms in...

Ethiopian Air Force operating G 120TP trainers

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The Ethiopian Air Force has taken delivery of six G 120TP trainers from Germany’s Grob and is looking at acquiring another six. Grob Chief Operating...

Police at Ethiopian universities to stop violence

Ethiopian federal police were deployed to universities across the country on Tuesday, government said, as authorities attempt to calm ethnic tensions which claimed the...

Ethiopia told not to shut Internet down

A senior United Nations official urged Ethiopia to stop shutting the internet without legal basis and revise a draft law curbing hate speech to...

Sidama vote for autonomy

Ethiopia’s Sidama people voted overwhelmingly to form their own self-governing region as many ethnic groups demand greater autonomy under reforms led by Prime Minister...

Sidama vote a test for Ethiopian reform

Awol Beyene was married on Sunday in a white tuxedo, with his voting card in one hand and his bride’s hand in the other....

Ethiopian human rights chief has his hands full

When Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed appointed a former political prisoner head of the state-funded human rights commission, supporters hailed it as a sign...

Africom visit to East Africa focusses on security, terrorism

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U.S. Army Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), visited Djibouti, Somalia and Ethiopia earlier this month to engage with key partners...

AFRICOM Commander meets with Ethiopian Prime Minister

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General Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, culminated a multi-country East Africa regional visit in Ethiopia, where he met with Prime Minister Dr. Abiy...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...